Paul McCauley’s mother passes away after illness

The late Cathy McCauley,  pictured with husband Jim at the 2015 Derry Journal People of the Year Awards. Their son, the late Paul McCauley, died in 2009 as a result of a sectarian attack in 2006
The late Cathy McCauley, pictured with husband Jim at the 2015 Derry Journal People of the Year Awards. Their son, the late Paul McCauley, died in 2009 as a result of a sectarian attack in 2006

The death has taken place of Cathy McCauley, the mother of Derry sectarian attack victim Paul McCauley.

It’s understood Mrs McCauley died on Tuesday after a long illness.

Her 38 year-old son passed away in a care unit last summer, nine years after he was attacked by a mob at a barbecue in the Waterside. He never regained consciousness after the attack.

Only one person has ever been convicted over the attack, although up to 15 people are believed to have been involved.

Mrs. McCauely’s funeral will take place on Friday morning at St. Columb’s Church, Chapel Road at 10a.m.